PDX Index

Oregon’s 7 Public Universities Just Raised Tuition by up to 10 Percent

And to keep those hikes from going higher, the state will chip in nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

09/03/2019 By Monica Juárez

True Lice

School Is In. Here’s How to Battle the Lice Scourge.

The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Education

Tens of Thousands Gather in Portland to Protest Education Funding

Teachers, students, and parents flocked to Waterfront Park to demand more funding for public schools.

05/08/2019 By Fiona McCann

Fun & Games

Can a New Portland Game Fight Fake News?

Theory Gang’s Werk wants its players to think.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Arts & Crafts

Just Look at These Awesome, Metalhead Teapots

The Oregon College of Art and Craft will stop handing out degrees in May, but its amazing craft works live on.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wellness: Charm School

5 Schools Invite Portlanders to Embrace Their Witchy Side

Learn astrology, herbalism, tarot, and more at these local classes.

01/29/2019 By Molly Woodstock

Education

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2019

Local private schools enroll thousands of area kids in programs ranging from language immersion to faith-based.

01/29/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

How to Help

Want to Help Out Kids in Portland Public Schools?

Pay taxes? Check. Want to do even more for schoolkids? Here are some ways to give a little extra.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Meet the Longest-Serving Principal in Portland

With Rosa Parks Elementary, Tamala Newsome helped shape a neighborhood.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Auction Alert

Marylhurst Gets Ready to Auction Off 12 Buildings' Worth of Stuff

Kilns, xylophones, globes, Bibles, beakers, midcentury-modern furniture—we can have dibs on some of these, right?

10/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2018: Lifetime Achievement

This Portlander Has Devoted His Life to Helping At-Risk Children

Friends of the Children, founded by Duncan Campbell, follows kids for more than a decade.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

This Portlander Takes School Fundraising to the Next Level

As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring Creativity

Open Signal Brings Education, Access, and Equity to Media Production

The media arts center is out to amplify voices that often go unheard.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Look Who's Cooking Now

The Easy Bake Oven Era Is Over

A new Portland-based cooking program aims to teach the next generation of gourmets.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Education

How a Group of Portland Teens Scored a Huge Victory for Menstruation

Abby Rice and Chloe Knott helped persuade Portland Public Schools to spend $25,000 on menstrual products for 7,000 students.

10/03/2018 By Allison Place

Higher Ed

PNCA Unveils a Design Program for Busy People

The new MA in Design Systems barely cuts into a 9-to-5 grind.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Facts of Life

How Three Portland High School Kids Are Reinventing Sex Ed

A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas